Compiling a year-end “best of” list is almost a given for any journalist–especially those who are subjected to a pretty intense amount of music in a year. I was a bit lax in my organization this past year when it came to new music but measures are already in place for that not to repeat in 2013.
Most (okay, all) of my review output has appeared in the pages of PG, and considering I usually only do one review a month it is usually saved for either a high-profile release or something that really resonates with me. It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the idea of giving an album a bad review just to dish out sup-par ratings.
And now, in no particular order, my favorite releases from 2012.
Zac Brown Band - Uncaged
Joe Bonamassa - Driving Towards the Daylight
Gary Clark Jr. - Black and Blu